Copperbelt police commissioner Joyce Kasosa has expressed ignorance over the alleged attack on the UPND Ndola secretariat by suspected PF cadres; reports pan African radio Journalist Hermit Hachilonde.
She said the police will issue a comprehensive report through the public relations as soon as they gather the full information as per tradition.
The police chief said she has of late not been able to keep abreast with current affairs as a result of load-shedding.
“may you call the PRO, the PRO here she may know what happened, but am not aware because am in Lusaka and unfortunately there is load-shedding therefore I have not been listening to news, the before yesterday and yesterday i did not listen to news , but we normally send reports to the PRO, hence she might be aware and I have not communicated with my deputy on the copperbelt province, so am totally not aware, but the police will follow up and you will get detailed report of what happened whether it is true or not, Copperbelt police commissioner Joyce Kasosa said”
Suspected PF cadres on 17th December, 2015 stormed the Ndola UPND secretariat and o the lone officer to close the office or risk being brutally beaten.
Your can listen to Ms Kasosa here below
Meanwhile in a related Development Movement for Multi-party Democracy (MMD) party officials were tear-gassed in Lundadzi where they are purported to have had unlawful assembly with their party President Dr. Nevers Mumba.
The public order Act (POA), chapter 113 of the laws of Zambia has been for some time a thorny issue in Zambia.
And Government has assured the nation that campaigns in the run-up to next year’s tripartite elections will be conducted under an amended Public Order Act (POA).
Home Affairs Minister Davies Mwila said that government is pleased that stakeholders have made submissions to amend the Public Order Act.
Mr. Mwila told QFM News that relevant stakeholders have made their submissions to the Ministry of Justice and that there is hope of amending the law before next year’s elections.
Mr. Mwila said that the Minister of Justice will soon call for a meeting with relevant stakeholders to discuss the way forward regarding the amendment of the Public Order Act in order to bring sanity to the way people assemble.
Mr. Mwila has also assured the nation that the Police service is more than ready to keep peace during next year’s elections, before adding that that government will procure all necessary equipment from the US$192 million loan before February 2016 in readiness for the polls.